How to Start an Art Program for Older Adults. This practical 66 page e-book takes you inside of Canada's largest art studio for the elderly and shares the surprising findings about what is artistically possible for older artists.
45 Expressive Arts Facilitation Ideas. This e-guide is for expressive arts facilitators who are just beginning to offer classes and groups in their community, and who want to feel more comfortable with class pacing, program structuring, and safe communication within groups.
Free Expressive Arts Facilitation Group on FB. Peer connection for art facilitators. Share photos and stories of your art program initiatives.
Free Art Lesson Plans - The Hildegard Center for the Arts "Art Bridges" project contains more than 120 links, activities and/or lesson plans and 15 articles contained in 75 PDF files which encompass visual art, writing, storytelling, music enrichment, and drama. Many of my art facilitation methods are available in a PDF format on this site - as well as many more!
Expressive Arts Facilitator Certificate Programs - A growing list of certificate programs for expressive arts facilitators.
Expressive Arts Facilitators - An ever-growing list of arts facilitator links from around the world.
Expressive Arts Facilitation Books - Resources for Arts Facilitators
How to Set up an Art Cart shares the basics of setting up a professional art cart for institutional and hospital settings.
Artworks Studio - I offer you a snapshot of the art studio for older adults that I worked in for 9 years to give you an idea of how a fully funded art studio operates in residential care.
50 Faces Project - Art and Dementia - A fun group project for people with dementia
How to Create an Intuitive Collage - An experiential exercise.
Creating Conversations with Collage is a versatile workshop activity, and a creative joining exercise. It is suitable for adults with or without cognitive impairment.
A Collage Journaling Exercise for Children is a therapeutic way for children to express emotions through collage imagery and spontaneous writing.
Nurturing Spontaneity in Children - is a beautiful film on how to support children to create authentic art by intuitive art teacher Michele Cassou.
Art Projects for Children and Teens provides links to hundreds of different art project ideas.
100 Art Therapy Exercises offers links for art therapy directives for adults, children and teens.
Expressive Art Techniques for Facilitators offers over 100 ideas for art directives.
Art Therapy Ideas provides over 100 one-to-one and group art facilitation ideas
Spontaneous Creativity Workshops - a gallery of community workshop ideas for adults and children.
Art Therapy for Groups is the book that I used for my first therapeutic art groups for adults with acquired brain injuries. The book offers an excellent exercise for Guided Imagery, Visualization and Painting to spark group painting processes.